Discussion in 'Alehose' started by maurice, Jan 19, 2012.
Had a full blown rock block of Hall & Oates yesterday... place was LIT
Haymarket East haps:
Odd Side tap takeover at Hop Cat Chicago on Thursday.
They've since revamped the food and drink menu but still can't fill the place.
CPC now open weekends only until April.
Bees, My God... possible we'll actually get fresh Citra?
2017 Black Note has been bottled, so be on the lookout, Deuce.
$28/bottle price tag no doubt.
$9.50 for a 12 oz. bottle at HopCat Detroit this weekend!
I think I saw Black Note for $6.50 bottle here in LA. Forget which year...
How many you got in your garage?
I keep telling y'all I ain't got no garage. I street park.
Deuce has 3 cases in his condo car port.
So when did the "Westys in my garage" meme start?
I have no idea. But I do have a few cases of Westys in my kitchen.
The "case of Westys" part came from SABR because...
The "garage" part came from me for reasons that should be obvious to you.
I told a story about POS BiL not being a POS for once and busting out a Westy during Christmas 2015. SABR wasted approximately zero time taking that opportunity to talk about cases of Westys in his [garage/bathroom/bubbler]. Classic Bevi.
It's not THAT rare provided you travel to Belgium and get them at the source.
2017 KBS to be released on March 6th
Did some Michigan brewery haps this weekend. Hit Tapistry, Transient, and Haymarket on the way to St. Joseph's (hit Silver Harbor there, but beer haps were meh). Round Barn and Greenbush on the way back.
Tapistry was clutch. Walked in and guy was all "You here for the barrel-aged beer party?" Well, we are now. Beer was pretty solid. Had their hummus and pita plate which was excellent. Nice digs. Realized too late that there was outside seating in the back.
Transient is right across the street. As many know, sours and fruit beers can get bent, so the options were limited. Had their Blueberry-honey stout (on Nitro) collab with some other meadery. I enjoyed.
Haymarket's a smaller affair than Chicago, but a nice setup. Only had one though since still had to make the drive to St. Joseph's. It's a seat-yourself/ communal tables setup with a little bar area. Outside space will be nice once it's setup. Tip and sales tax included in the price of everything.... Any extra tipping you do goes to the BLUE LIVES OF MICHIGAN or some shit, which is super lame and had me gasfacing a bit. Didn't try the food haps.
Silver Harbor in St. Joe's had good food. Beer was ok.
Round Barn is more winery than brewery, but the beer was decent. Had the IPA.
Greenbush was Greenbush. Sat in the annex and was really looking forward to some meats off the grill. So of course, they weren't cooking meats off the grill. Had a charcuterie plate, which was overpriced, but decent. Jerky was amazing. BA Dystopia was a delight.
Picked up a sixer of Short's Hopstache along the way. Drank that back at the house by the fire. It was good.
Yeah, not a fan of St. Joseph area brewery haps. Deuce likes the Livery.
I just go to Silver Beach Pizza or Buck Burger for great food, great views, and insane beer selections. They're kinda like Stray Dog in New Buffalo but more so.
My BiL (not a POS) turned me on to Transient. That is some legit beer they are making out of there.
I've beer to Transient twice, tried all of their beers, and didn't like any of them.
Last time I was there, they wouldn't shut up about their porter, which I found to be well below average. I mean, I can off the top of my head name several porters made in MI alone that are vastly superior.
I really enjoyed Neckbeard Nectar. The Juice is Loose was a fantastic hazy IPA. Honeystone was a really nice double IPA. Their farmhouse ales are on point.
I have not had their porter, but having been to a few SW Michigan breweries, they were easily my favorite.
Haymarket's canning line is fully operational.
Canned Mathius inc?
Birth of boners
Big list o' Chicago KBS haps:
Founders is opening a taproom in downtown Detroit.
tech Cass Park
Five nights in W MI starting tomorrow. Prolly will manage to hit GB, Haymarket, New Holland, Our, HopCat, Right Brain, Jolly Pumpkin, North Peak, Hop Lot & Silver Beach Pizza. Thoughts & prayers for my liver?
I'm going to try to get my ride to stop at Haymarket on Sunday on the way back from South Haven.
GB annex has BA Dystopia on right now. Sooo good.
Tried to stop at Cultivate after but this happened:
"We apologize in advance for any inconvenience, but starting 5/10/17, Cultivate will not be open to the public while some internal transitions occur. We appreciate your patience, and will post updates for scheduling and further information as it becomes available. Thank you!"
Got gas in Sawyer, so thought and stopped at the Greenbush Annex for a pint on the patio.
40% Cub fans, though.
That's literally anywhere, though. Fucking vermin
Prolly going to Haymarket Sunday.
Drank the damn Matthias. Ate the damn pizza. Played the damn bags.
Headed to MI tomorrow. Gonna have to schedule a Garage-about when I get back.
In other news,
for GB's Clean Plate Club.
Hopcat East Lansing, Dark Horse, and Bells today. Sooo much BBA.
Visited a few of these places this weekend. Founders set up was real nice, was packed with hipsters when we got there at 10:30p Friday night.
One of the individuals that I was with was wondering why Haymarket decided to open up in Bridgman, MI. He said it didn’t make much sense.
I need mo’s insight here.
Maybe they want to "own" the town like Greenbush "owns" Sawyer? Doesn't seem like a bad plan, plus Bridgman is right on the lake, so probably great summer crowds.
I guess more in a sense of out of all Chicago brewers, why did this one opt to open up in Michigan? I think he’s more of the opinion that Haymarket sucks compared to other Chicago breweries.
Also, I visited Bridgman this past summer. Hit up Tapistry and Transient. Both solid.
Math. Same reason 3F and 18th St. are in Indiana, and Virtue and Transient are in Michigan.
Haymarket tried for years to open a brewing facility in Chicago like Rev did and came really close once, but it didn't work out financially.
In the meanwhile, Pete and his wife bought a house near Bridgman and saw Chicago people doing well in the area with lower overhead and government interference.
Hopslam being distributed to IL next week.
And...it's everywhere. What a time to be alive!